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Gmail reaches 1 billion monthly active users

 


Gmail has officially hit 1 billion monthly active users, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. This announcement was made during Alphabet’s first earning call.

This is no surprise considering the fact that Gmail was named the most popular messaging on the planet, way back in 2012. Ever since the service has being counting its monthly users in millions. If recent statistic released by Whatsapp, to also mark their 1 billion monthly active user milestone, is anything to go by. It means that nearly 1 in 7 people on planet earth make use of Gmail’s services. That’s pretty outstanding, and positions Alphabet owner the email franchise to create products that are in tune with user needs.

Alphabet is the umbrella parent company of Google and its subsidiaries, it was formed in August last year. The company’s current CEO Sundar Pichai, revealed that the company has increased its use of Artificial intelligence in its service, with 10 percent of smart replies made by the Gmail service on the Gmail app was done by AI algorithms.

Noteworthy, is the fact that this will be the seventh Google franchise to achieve the 1 billion active user milestone. Google’s Search, Chrome, Android,  Google Play, Maps, and YouTube have already reached this milestone.

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Ifeanyi Joseph

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